In vog prone areas, such as Hawai‘i, water from catchment systems can become acidic and leach harmful contaminants from the roofing or plumbing products, including lead.
You cannot taste, see, or smell lead in drinking water so families should take certain actions to minimize their exposure. Before using any tap water for drinking or cooking, it is recommended to flush the water system by running cold water for 1-2 minutes. Water used for drinking, cooking, and making formula should only come from the cold water tap because hot water increases the leaching of lead from plumbing products. Families can also reduce their exposure to lead in drinking water by using a water filter that removes at least 99% of lead.
Solutions to Removing lead from your drinking water
Clean Water Station has the unique technology that removes 99.99% of contaminants while leaving in all essential minerals, which are vital to your health, including calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It eliminates lead, heavy metals, chlorine, chromium 6, mercury, volatile organic compounds, carcinogens, and other contaminants, as well as turbidity, odors, and bad taste. Performance flow rate: port size 1/4" at 40 psi 1.2 gpm. Service life is 6,000L.